Regent College

We are a small independent specialist day college situated in Stoke on Trent. Regent College was founded in 1999 and provides specialist education for young people from 16 – 25 years old.

Our courses are full and part time and are based at our main site in Shelton, Stoke on Trent although lots of learning takes place in our local and extended community. Community-based learning is central to our curriculum, this includes a wide range of practical activities as well as volunteering and work placement opportunities.


Read our latest Ofsted report


We are tremendously proud of this result which shows we have improved the quality of our teaching, learning and support and reflects our high expectations for our learners. Inspectors were clearly impressed by the wide range of work placements, volunteering opportunities and the introduction of supported internships which take place within our local and extended community. The highly responsive curriculum was noted by Ofsted as ensuring that learners increase their life skills, including their independence, and are well prepared for adulthood.

We offer expertise in meeting the needs of students with…
  • Severe learning difficulties
  • Communication difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Severe autism spectrum disorder
Our curriculum offers…
  • A personal development programme
  • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
  • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
  • A transition programme into independent living
  • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
  • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
volunteers, work experience

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ofsted report

The inspection highlights the very good external partnership working which gives our learners a wide range of learning opportunities in the community.


Regent College is a member of NATSPEC

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Our experience of Regent College has been extremely positive. The support of our son during the three years could not have been better.

Learners gain confidence and develop vocational, social, life and communication skills.

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Change can be difficult for learners and their families. We provide high levels of support to maximize opportunities for community based learning.

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Regent College offers bespoke study programmes with a range of optional external qualifications. Applicants are accepted throughout the year.

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how to apply

by phone

01782 263326

by post

77 Shelton New Road

by email

by completing this form

please fill in an initial enquiry form…

Initial contact can be made by Connexions or Careers advisers, although enquiries may be made by parents, carers, social workers, schools or local education authorities. Learners/parents/carers are also welcomed to request an initial visit to look around the college, meet key staff, discuss the curriculum offer and the application process.

We do accept applications throughout the year although our main intake is in September.

Regent College is a member of NATSPEC, The Association of National Specialist Colleges, who have provided advice on how to apply to a specialist college.

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